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Just to make it clear; I'm a complete and utter, utter total complete and uttely total newbie. So much so that I haven't even seen linux up and running. How much newer can one be?
Anyway, I want to give it a go and have started downloading some ISOs for fedora. I thought I'd try the MD5SUM thing on the first one to make sure it was OK but I don't know how to use it. Is it something that can only run from Linux? If so, that's a bit of a 'catch22'. I'm doing everything from windows as I imagine most Linux newbies would be. How am I supposed to run it?
Thanks Genesee and PEACEDOG.
I'm looking forward to getting into this, my main problem is getting the time to read all the info there is out there. I hope fedora was a good choice to start with -- I'm sure I'll be looking at this forum quite a bit once I get started!
Well, I finally took a shot at it, and realized that that link's instructions are only for checking md5sum in Windows. I'm in Ubuntu (13.04). I tried it anyway, but got a bunch of error stuff. Is there a set of instructions for checking md5sum outside Windows?